john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,699 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Successes Round As The Moon - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

when the moon is full
it is time to take stock
and pray that the next day
would be as beautiful as
the luminous roundness
that gives the earth and
its inhabitants the well
deserved full marks

the bright lady of the night
hangs promisingly over the
sky that spangles with hopes
every star trying its utmost
to wean us from our pessimism

each star, the faint
to the brightest, glitters to
draw out the optimism in us

the sky is fair especially
the moon that keeps it lit
for the poor, for the rich

it is the best time to
read your most treasured
bedtime stories to your children

the moon listens too
through the window
an intellectual fountain
pouring knowledge into
the child's sky of intelligence

it is also the best time
to share secrets with love ones
in the garden, in bed
in the warmest of places

for the moon loves to be the witness
of all things good and round
for this as well as the next generation

it is a gold ring waiting
to be worn, a crown
waiting to be worn
just put in your eyes and mouths
and make it laugh - tonight

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  • (1/2/2007 6:59:00 AM)

    exquisite use of words (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 18, 2010

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